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Who is in charge of your diabetes?
I take total control of my diabetes and health care team.
 
I let the doctors take the lead but I stay in step the whole way.
 
I have a family member (or other caregiver) who is working with me and my doctors.
 
I prefer to do as much myself as possible.
 
My doctors/caregiver have the bulk of the responsibility.
 
It's a tug-of-war!
 
It feels like the diabetes is in control.
 

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by Brenda Bell
There are two reasons it took me as long as it did to "come out" publicly with diabetes (and hypertension). One was denial: in my mind, I was too young to have type 2 diabetes — a condition I only knew in people over the age of 55 — and the other was fear of public shaming. Turn back the clock several years before my own diagnosis. Our workplace was a bit more stratified, with two editors above me. The elder of the two was somewhat overweight and, like many...
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